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Crews respond to more than 40-acre blaze in Woodville on Old Plank Road

3 homes saved, fire now contained
Posted at 6:03 PM, May 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-06 20:04:21-04

WOODVILLE, Fla. (WTXL) — The Tallahassee Fire Department has responded to a more than 40-acre brush fire in the area of Old Plank Road and Regiment Loop in southeast Leon County.

Firefighters say the fire spread to 40-50 acres past the intersection of Natural Bridge Road and Old Plank Road near Regiment Loop Wednesday afternoon but has since been contained.

Three houses were threatened by the flames but have been saved by crews. So far, the most damage the homes have suffered are melted siding, according to officials.

No injuries have been reported though officials don't know how the fire started. Roads are expected to be opened back up soon.

TFD crews, the Florida Forest Service and the Woodville Volunteer Fire Department, are still on scene.

According to the United States Forest Service, a fire is "contained' when a barrier around the fire has been completed.

This is a developing news story. Stay with us for details.